First Edition of John Bogle's Character Counts: The Creation and Building of the Vanguard Group; Signed by Him

  • Character Counts : The Creation and Building of the Vanguard Group.
  • Character Counts : The Creation and Building of the Vanguard Group.
  • Character Counts : The Creation and Building of the Vanguard Group.
  • Character Counts : The Creation and Building of the Vanguard Group.

Character Counts : The Creation and Building of the Vanguard Group.

$200.00

Item Number: 36432

New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002.

First edition of the story of how Vanguard was born, why it has flourished, and what leadership principles and management practices fostered its development. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by John Bogle on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Tom Stvan.

Vanguard has introduced generations of independent investors to the wealth-building might of the U.S. stock market. But it owes its existence to the visionary genius and dogged tenacity of one man­­ John C. Bogle, one of the last of a breed of principled and unbending financial legends. Over the years, Bogle's prescient and fiery speeches to the burgeoning Vanguard staff have also become legend. Character Counts collects those speeches in one volume. More than just an insider's portrait of the reasons behind Vanguard's remarkable success, however, it is a fascinating oral history of the too-long-in-coming empowerment of America's independent investor­­and the take-no-prisoners attitude of the man who dedicated his life to making it happen.

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